Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Case: Live in the Parlour

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through this link.

Limited Seating (No standing room)

Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm

Singer/songwriter, 3 time Grammy nominee, Producer, Author, leader of the Plimsouls, member of the Nerves. Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records. The Plimsouls achieved success with the single, "A Million Miles Away,” but broke up shortly after. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen record revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time’s 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape. Case’s 2010 CD, Wig emphasized the rock and blues side of Case’s repertoire, while 2007's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.

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Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Kogon and Just Now Orchestra

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8pm Just Now Orchestra
Just Now Orchestra is a Jersey City-based band that creates live music on stage and in the moment. We blend simple chord structures with evolving rhythms and loop samples, jazz exploration, brass, and spoken word. Our songs take shape through feedback and gradual growth. Tonight, we will be featuring: Alex Pergament (gtr, voice); Zach Herchen (sax); and Benedicto Figueroa (spoken word).

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9pm Sam Kogon
Sam Kogon cites the late-’60s baroque/psych era as his main inspiration, and he’s actually gone on to play with some of his heroes. At the age of 23 he sang lead vocals in the 2015 lineup of The Left Banke ("Walk Away Renee"), and has backed original Beach Boy Al Jardine in his band Al Jardine & Friends. His latest solo album, Psychic Tears, was produced by Sam Evian and features the single “I Was Always Talking,” a duet with Frankie Cosmos (aka Greta Kline). Sam is back in the studio working with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Cindy Lauper) with new material due out some time later this year.

“I’m sure you’ll notice Sam‘s affinity for power pop and new wave rock along lines of Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, maybe even T. Rex” – Alice Cooper

"A sublime patchwork of influence and endeavour, “Psychic Tears” is a dynamic and exquisitely-produced trip through Kogon’s soulful, endlessly inventive mind – and it might well provide one of 2016’s most bold and valiant excursions." - Goldflake Paint

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Oct
26
10:00 PM22:00

Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes have been lighting up stages with their high-energy brand of multifaceted Americana music since 2011.  Seamlessly welding folk, blues, country, Broadway, and rock n’roll into a smart, rootsy, compelling sound, Scott and the band join it with a razor-sharp wit to seek out the humanity in moments of love, rage, and despair.

Through six years and two albums (2014’s Life on Fire and 2016’s Welcoming the Flood), they have earned rave reviews, airplay, and fans on festival stages and in listening rooms throughout the Northeast. They are 2016 Nerfa Formal Showcase artists and have appeared as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Most Wanted”artists.

With their infectious love of music, lyrical imagery, and Scott’s unconquerable voice soaring above the rich counterpoint laid down by Kirk, Matt, Mike, Chris, and Skyler, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes set toes tapping and imaginations humming everywhere they go. They are recording new songs for a 2019 release.

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Nov
1
10:00 PM22:00

Julian Velard

ulian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture in both the comedy and music scenes in his native America, and have created cult followings overseas in the UK and The Netherlands. His music initially took hold a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a major label record deal.

He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Wyatt Cenac. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. In 2017, he was an artist in residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City.

Velard has written music and lyrics for Pop acts, commercials and the Internet, including songs for UK sensation Olly Murs, Wix.com, New York Knicks, Buzzfeed, Audible and The New Republic. His work has been featured Mashable, The AV Club, and Nerdist. Velard’s latest album, Fancy Words for Failure, was profiled in The Wall Street Journal.

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Nov
16
10:00 PM22:00

Big Lazy CD Release

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On October 18, 2019, Big Lazy releases a new album, Dear Trouble,  on Chicago's Checkered Past Records. Dear Trouble features NYC luminaries Marc Ribot, Steven BernsteinPeter Hess (Philip Glass ensemble) and Marlysse Rose Simmons.

Hear here! soundcloud.com/biglazy

Big Lazy has flourished for over 2 decades in NYC's downtown music scene. Big Lazy founder Stephen Ulrich  is the composer for  the HBO series Bored to Death. His instrumental trio plays noir and twang with a filmic sensibility. 

 Big Lazy, "The Big Apple Crème de la Crème " - Robert Christgau 

Photo Credit: Matt Carr

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Oct
18
10:00 PM22:00

Bobby Blue The Balladeer

Bobby blue the balladeer is a 4 octave countertenor singer with an eclectic 5 piece acoustic band that plays original music, Old Cowboy Songs, Latin Folk, and Rockabilly. Inspired by his Costa Rican and American heritages and by old Western Cowboy movies of the 1940s & 50s. “We never intended to be a party band but of audiences can’t help but get up and dance and sing along when they can”. The audience describes them as “really fun, but also really elegant and beautiful”, and generously showers them with roaring joyful applause. The band is all acoustic and includes a singer, acoustic guitar, fiddle, upright bass, accordion, and hand drums. Recommended if you like: Roy Orbison, KD Lang, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins

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Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Oct
11
10:00 PM22:00

The Uptown Getdowns

Formed by the rhythm section of the acclaimed soul/reggae rockers known as Daylow; The Uptown-Getdowns were born. Avoiding limitations, you’ll also hear them playing a diverse mix of music spanning a wide spectrum of genres from bossa nova, rock, jazz and everything in-between. The Uptown-Getdowns are a fun-loving, party style, feel good band, and you really can’t go wrong!!

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Oct
5
10:00 PM22:00

Jeff Crosby & The Refugees

"This is unusually tuneful, well-hooked and atmospheric music, and it comes supercharged with jingle-jangle guitar work, road-weathered vocals and memorable, introspective lyrics."--Jeff Burger, The Morton Report/No Depression

"I think we have unearthed another Country diamond here; Crosby will surely appeal to fans of all the great singer-songwriters from Dylan to Van Zandt to Earle" - The Rocking Magpie/UK

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

FOUR VOICES: Jersey Women Poets.

FOUR VOICES brings to the stage four women poets with ties to Jersey City to share their unique voices in a celebration of all things words and poetry.

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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Akin Backbeat

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Jersey City bassist Craig Akin leads his new soulful power trio,The Akin Backbeat, featuring upright bass, electric guitar, and drumset. Craig is an adventurous and playful bassist with over 25 years experience in jazz, blues, funk, soul, and motown. After 4,000 gigs around the country and abroad, he is a proud JC local planting roots in the notoriously diverse culture.

Expect to hear slinky, infectious originals by Craig spotlighting the upright bass as a melody making instrument. Furthermore, the band will take the listener on a ride with grooving instrumental interpretations of soul and R&B hits by James Brown; Bill Withers; and Ray Charles, classic songs by Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt, jazz standards by Cab Calloway and Louis Armstrong.

Craig selected in-demand guitarist Paul Orbell for his fire and head-turning tone. And had to have St. Louis native Micah Walker on drums for his relentless commitment to the beat.

Catch these guys on their fresh debut performance at the F&C

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Sep
28
to Sep 29

Charming Disaster

"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist  “Enchanting and disturbing…Spells + Rituals blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine  “Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly   “Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly


"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist

“Enchanting and disturbing…Spells + Rituals blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine

“Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly

“Charming Disaster sound like the music that Pugsley and Wednesday Addams might have made after listening to the Decemberists, Squeeze and some Chopin.” –Yes! Weekly

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Vicki Kristina Barcelona

VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi, and Terry Radigan, a power trio dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via gorgeous three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles and bells, creating a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant.  

Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid story-teller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to salute the tragicomic lyrical genius of the Waits songbook. Picture the Triplets of Belleville disguised as Depression Era hobos riding the rails across America stopping to play dance parties and funerals along the road to nowhere.  

Three distinct styles form a captivating original mix, greater than the sum of its' parts, never failing to amaze and delight audiences of all stripes.  Collectively, they have worked with artists including Jack White,  Jackson Browne,  Jane Siberry, Patty Loveless, Dan Penn, Ray La Montaigne, Thomas Dolby, and Taylor Mac.

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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Fond Farewells

Fond Farewells are an alternative band featuring the singer-songwriters Chris Mills ("one of music's hidden gems" - Cleveland Plain Dealer) and Megan Reilly (called "immediately captivating" by interview magazine), Mekons and Graham Parker drummer Steve Goulding, and noted sound engineer and bassist Scott Anthony.

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Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase


An evening of great singer-songwriter performances, featuring musicians and their songs - many of them developed through the on-going Spaghetti Sessions workshops.

About Spaghetti Sessions Performing Songwriter Workshop: Since 2011, the Spaghetti Sessions has held their monthly songwriter workshop in downtown Jersey City. Musicians perform to a roomful of their peers who offer insights and feedback on the works-in-progress. Over the years, the Sessions have fostered a growing community of musicians, many of whom have gone on to become established artists throughout the JC area and beyond.

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Sep
14
10:00 PM22:00

The Campfire Flies

John Baumgartner – vocals, keyboard, accordion, percussion Toni Baumgartner – vocals, flute, recorder, clarinet, percussion Matthew Davis – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion Jon Fried – vocals, banjo, guitar, bass Ed Seifert – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica Deena Shoshkes – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion  This group is a songwriter’s dream sextet, bringing together some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed indie rock writers and performers: John and Toni Baumgartner and Ed Seifert (Speed The Plough), Deena Shoshkes and Jon Fried (The Cucumbers) and Matthew Davis (The Thousand Pities).

John Baumgartner – vocals, keyboard, accordion, percussion
Toni Baumgartner – vocals, flute, recorder, clarinet, percussion
Matthew Davis – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Jon Fried – vocals, banjo, guitar, bass
Ed Seifert – vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Deena Shoshkes – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion

This group is a songwriter’s dream sextet, bringing together some of New Jersey’s most acclaimed indie rock writers and performers: John and Toni Baumgartner and Ed Seifert (Speed The Plough), Deena Shoshkes and Jon Fried (The Cucumbers) and Matthew Davis (The Thousand Pities).

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Sep
6
10:00 PM22:00

B L U E O X with Ranjit Arapurakal

10pm Jersey City band called BLUEOX. Think Pink Floyd meets Tame Impala meets The White Stripes. Psychedelic, stoner, garage rock with a super-tight live band.

11pm RANJIT is an emerging musical talent with Indian roots, Western Classical training, and an American Rock & Roll sensibility. As an Independent Singer-Songwriter, he can be seen performing his own global blend of music in venues across New York City. Ranjit's debut album, Patchwork, is available on iTunes worldwide, and he is currently recording two new albums, both slated for release in 2013.

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Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Naomi Vernon EP Release

Naomi is an indie folk singer songwriter.
Naomi moved to New York City to pursue her dream of telling her story through her songs. Her passion for fingerstyle guitar, along with a love of folk and country music blends into her indie-folk style of songwriting.

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Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Walter Parks

Storyteller, singer-songwriter and finger-picking guitarist Walter Parks, a Florida native and living in Jersey City, presents a creative mix of swamp blues, folk and jazz delivered sometimes in an ambient style and sometime in a gritty-rootsy style.

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